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Sourced Craft Cocktails Delivers Top-Notch Drinks in Austin

I love entertaining but I admit that I’m a little possessive over my liquor collection.  If you’re like me, you hide your best booze before people come over and cringe when guests rummage through your stash to make their own drinks (and end up spilling everywhere or making something undrinkable).  There are very few friends that I give free reign over my cabinet – you know who you are :)
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What and Where to Drink Right Now in Austin

Austin’s restaurant scene has erupted unabashedly in 2015.  I could hardly keep up with all the restaurant and bar openings this year thus far.  Not only are restaurateurs strutting their finest, bartenders, distillers, brewers, wine makers, and all colors of beverage crafters are also putting their best drinks forward.
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What I’ve Cooked in 2015 So Far

Cooking more is one of our goals for 2015, partially for health (hm, 20%?) but mostly because we want to budget wiser.  We love to cook and create recipes so it doesn’t really phase us.  Finding time is the greater issue.
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Brussels Sprout Kimchi Recipe from The Everyday Fermentation Handbook

I can eat kimchi on pretty much everything. On eggs, sandwiches, in soups, pizza, pasta, you name it. One of my favourite ways to eat kimchi is in stir-fried udon with butter,  tobiko (flying fish roe), and a sprinkling of seaweed – a Guu Izakaya classic.
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How to Make the Easiest Kettle Corn Recipe At Home

As much as we like to dine out, we actually enjoy cooking at home a lot.  Typically, I like to make as much of our meals and snacks from scratch as possible, including pastas, pickles (and even kimchi, coming soon), yogurt, and more. 
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Super Simple Paleo Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe & Cookbook Review

I do Crossfit.  I also love ice cream.  And the two never conflict with one another.  There’s a common misconception that all Crossfitters eat paleo.  While I have friends that are on paleo diet, and I enjoy entertaining the idea of it, sugar, dairy, and wheat make up the foundation of my dietary pleasures. 
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Simple Pandan Coconut Ice Cream Recipe

A week ago, I posted a video on Instagram of pandan ice cream churning in our ice cream maker.  I received a few recipe requests, so here it is!
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Quick and Easy Recipe: Chilled Miso Tofu Appetizer, It’s Vegan Too!

Last weekend, we grilled up some beef short ribs, Korean galbi style.  On the side, we also grilled some sugar snap peas, okra, and mushrooms.  A peanut sauce accompanied the snap peas, while I tossed the mushrooms and okra in two chili dressings.
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Foolproof, Ridiculously Easy Nian Gao Recipe for Chinese New Year Pudding Cake 年糕

This Lunar or Chinese New Year, we attempted to make as much of our Chinese meal from scratch as possible.  In reality, depending on who you ask, it wasn’t a traditional menu.  There were no whole steamed fish or chicken, abalone slices on vegetables , dried oysters stewed with hair-like seaweed, or any of those typical Chinese New Year dishes that we grew to love (or despise) as kids.  We did, however, tried to keep it Chinese-y.
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Easy Recipe for the Best Chinese Radish or Turnip Cake (Lo Bak Go 蘿蔔糕)

I posted a photo on Instagram earlier and did not expect the overwhelming number of recipe requests.  I shouldn’t be surprised, as lo bak go (蘿蔔糕) is a well loved dim sum item.  Moreover, it’s a Chinese New Year staple. Savoury meat-studded steamed cakes (e.g. made with radish or taro root) and dessert steamed cakes (e.g. red bean, water chestnut, sticky brown sugar coconut) represent optimism towards a more prosperous year.  (“Cake” in Chinese is homonymic with “rising up”).
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